|Need help on brakes||Biker tim|
Aug 3, 2001 9:13 PM
|i need a good set of brake on for my cross and in dont like using a travel agent with V's so any would be help full. right now i am not using STI, i am using bar end shifters and i think that i will use them in the future. thanks
|re: Need help on brakes||Pogliaghi|
Aug 3, 2001 11:58 PM
|If you want to go the canti route, you can try Redline. I hear they have lots of power and will work with Shimano Aero road levers. Available at Excel Sports, hint use the "browse by brand" pull down menu. |
If you want to go the V-brake route try DiaTech aka Diacompe:
Diatech 287V Road Brake Levers, specifically designed for v-brakes
Cheapest price, and where I bought mine: Gaerlan's $39.95/pair
Also available from Lickton's for $51.95
|v-brakes w/ drop bars||Pogliaghi|
Aug 4, 2001 12:06 AM
|v-brakes w/ drop bars||BAM|
Aug 4, 2001 6:39 AM
|Interesting page. I have many customers using travel agents on older mountian bikes and have never heard of a cable breaking, but the way the cable runs inside the agents pulley if the edge is not smooth it can. Also don`t use braided brake cables, the have too much give (flex) and tend to negate what the travel agent does. Works well with standard brake cables, but I chose not to use them on my Surly simply because I don`t like the bulky appearance. I went with the 287v levers combined with XTR vbrakes. They work well but have a softer feel than mtb vbrake levers, but they still stop as well and I have 2-3 mm between the pads and rim.|
|v-brakes w/ drop bars||Jan Gerrit Klok|
Aug 4, 2001 11:14 AM
|I believe Tektro makes shorter V's for road use.
And I just finished building my spare bike, a Sunn Cycloss. It has Avid Ahorty 5.0's on it, the cheapest in their line. The short test-run was quite impressive.
The pro's often use Spooky-brakes(.nl) or Empella. Spooky's are on my race crosser, but because of use of carbon rims I'm not quite sure about their stopping power.
Please keep me up-to date with good brakes that are actually available, I have some very demanding customers as well...
Greeting from Holland,
|Tektro Mini Vs||Michael Y.|
Aug 7, 2001 10:00 AM
|I use Tectro Mini Vs on my Surly Cross Check. I paid $12.99 for them at Bike Parts USA:
I a big heavy rider and think they stop great. My 105 STI levers provide enough cable pull for them. I have no tire clearance problems. I am using Ritchey Speed Max 30mm on them. I think you could get away with a 35 but not much more. Great brake for the money.